The Sniper Questions and Answers
by Liam O’Flaherty

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How would you write a dramatic monologue of the sniper who suddenly realizes that he shot his brother in O’Flaherty's "The Sniper"?

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Very interesting question. I might even give this as an exercise to my students! To my mind you need to start off by looking at the story again to see first off why the author ended it so suddenly the way he did and also how he foreshadowed the shocking ending. There is one key part that I think achieves this function of indicating the truth of what he has already done. This section comes after the sniper has won his duel to the death and the body falls from the roof:

The sniper looked at...

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